Living with the threat of Coronavirus!
At the moment we can't physically meet for our usual indoor game of Mah Jong each Tuesday at 2pm
at the home of Margaret Stanger, 1 Talbot Close, Bedhampton, PO9 3HS
However if the weather is fine and warm we can meet for a Mah Jong game in Margaret's garden in our usual Tuesday slot -see Risk Assessment on the Links page. If the weather is bad we can wimp out and have a Zoom meeting instead. Members of the group will be contacted on Tuesday mornings to confirm the arrangements. The next Tuesday slot is 22nd September.
Contact: Christine Hogben 02392 255827 if you would like to join us or for information about the group. Until we get back to normal contact Margaret Stanger 02392 619152 for information about the meetings.
Traditional Mah Jong is an ancient Chinese strategy game. It is played with bamboo Mah Jong tiles, and was introduced to the rest of the world in the early 20th century. In traditional Mah Jong, there are usually four players and 144 Mah Jong tiles, based on Chinese characters and symbols. Each player begins with 13 tiles and takes turns drawing and discarding tiles until they form a winning hand.
Imagine you were dealt the hand of the week on the right. It is upside down for an additional challenge. Would you go for an ordinary Mah Jong hand or one of the Special Hands? How near is it to a winning hand? Margaret would appreciate your comments.
The last hand is Dragonette with all the winds, all the dragons and three bamboo pairs.
Alternatively you could play the online strategic matching game, via the link to Mah Jong Solitaire, top right. You must remove all Mah Jong tiles from the board before time runs out. There’s a catch, though! You can only select unblocked Mah Jong tiles that do not have other tiles to their right or left. It’s a race against time – the faster you go, the more points you score!